Properties of tungsten atoms

Ionisation Energies and electron affinity

The electron affinity of tungsten is 78.6  kJ mol-1. The ionisation energies of tungsten are given below.

Ionisation energy number Enthalpy /kJ mol-1
1st 770
2nd 1700

Ionisation energies of W

Electronic configuration

The following represents the electronic configuration and its associated term symbol for the ground state neutral gaseous atom. The configuration associated with tungsten in its compounds is not necessarily the same.

Pointer to The Orbitron gallery of orbitals.

Kossel shell structure of W
A schematic representation of the shell structure of tungsten - not what the atom of tungsten "looks like".

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